Track Of The Day – The KVB – World On Fire



 Nicholas Wood and Kat Day are The KVB and for around 10 years they’ve been crafting an immersive, hypnotic, melodic atmospheric sound without ever allowing the quality to ever dip below “f**king excellent.” Their latest track “World On Fire” is a coruscating slice of driving danceable drone psych-pop and was inspired by the double meaning behind the tracks title. For example, when you’re  encouraged to go out and “set the world on fire” by your well-meaning mum she probably isn’t expecting you to turn into an arsonist or go full-on Jimmy Cagney surrounded by gas-filled HortonSpheres- “Top of the world ma!” 

 The duo says ““World On Fire” was written in late 2019 and at its core, it’s about duality and how a phrase like “set the world on fire,” which sounds so destructive, is also about doing something remarkable. We wanted it to be a phrase that is deliberately open to interpretation in this song. Over time we have all become desensitized to bad news and horrific events through television and social media. In much the same way as people slow down to look at a car crash, it feels like we’ve all become more and more obsessed with watching the world on fire.”


The KVB Upcoming Live Dates


 22nd July – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield

 23rd July – Latitude Festival

 24th July – A Love Parasite (Studio 9294), London

 21st August – Jimmy’s, Liverpool

 29th September – Peckham Audio, London


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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